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[2.0.7] Printer-friendly topic mod

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:13 am
by Extensions Robot
MOD Name: Printer-friendly topic mod
Author: Svyatozar
MOD Description: adds a printer button on the topic view page, which leads to a lightweight view of the topic for printing. Allows reader to set up custom pagination for printer output.

MOD Version: 1.0.8 (Updated 06/07/04)



Download File: printer_topic_1.0.8.zip
mods overview page: View
File Size: 17878 Bytes

Security Score:

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2003 10:55 pm
by wGEric
MOD Validated/Released

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 2:37 am
by Svyatozar
Welcome!

This mod now has a home page! HOME PAGE
Also, there is a demo forum on that home page. Here is a link to demo forum:
http://wiking.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/index.php


Version 1.0.8 is OUT! You can see a demo forum and from there you can also download a test version.

Printer-friendly topic mod for versions 2.0.4-2.0.8a of phpBB adds a printer button on the topic view page, which leads to a lightweight view of the topic, which is more suitable for printing.

Here you can download the most recent version of printer-friendly mod, v 1.0.8:
http://wiking.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/pr ... _1.0.8.zip

The old thread related to this mod from the times of the beta stage lives here:
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=70751

March 31, 2004: Version 1.0.8 of the mod works with phpBB 2.0.8a and can be automatically installed by Easymod12a

Pagination demo:
:arrow: http://bbs.inglia.ru/viewtopic.php?t=1& ... msgcount=4

Latest released version is 1.0.8

Recently added features in the latest version 1.0.8 include:
## 2004-03-24 - Version 1.0.8
## - important: this release works with phpBB version 2.0.7!
## - no more symbols: all the buttons are now named properly
## - introduced language files for English, Russian, Russian_tu, Romanian, Spanish
## thanks to Vegara < Vegara [ad hoc] tomatoma [dot] ws > for Spanish translation
## and to bog_tom (Bogdan) < bog_tom@yahoo.com > for Romanian translation
## please send your translation(s) to http://wiking.sourceforge.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3
## - improved user interface, more intuitive look and feel, javascript "Print" button to start printing
## thanks to wirewolf (http://shipmodeling.info) for his ideas on how to improve the look of this mod
## - version 1.0.8 has been tested for almost 3 months so far and is being released without major changes
##


See also: http://phpbbhacks.com/viewhack.php?id=1004 (may be not up-to-date).

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:51 am
by wGEric
No need for all of the different places to download. You can get it in the first post . . .

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:26 pm
by Svyatozar
Hello, Eric!
wGEric wrote: No need for all of the different places to download. You can get it in the first post . . .
That link points to a most recent version with some cosmetic fixes, which has not been validated. I wonder if I should get the mod validated for every little change in the look?
Regards,

Svyatozar

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:54 pm
by Rufnex
Hey Eric,

thx for your mod! Very usefull.

Can anyone explain me, what the

Code: Select all

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link are for? It puts a new querypart in the topic-view (msgcount=-10000). I've absolutly no idea what it is for ;o)

Hannes

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:27 pm
by CyanBlue
Rufnex wrote: Hey Eric,

thx for your mod! Very usefull.
Hm... This is actually very annoying!!! 8O

Please read more carefully!!! :twisted:
MOD Name: Printer-friendly topic mod
Author: Svyatozar

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:33 pm
by Rufnex
Ups .. sorry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! now my eyes are wide open ;o)

sorry again!

Hannes

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:35 am
by Svyatozar
Hello!
Rufnex wrote: Can anyone explain me, what the

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:|=|:
link are for? It puts a new querypart in the topic-view (msgcount=-10000). I've absolutly no idea what it is for ;o)
I wanted to keep the mod international without modifying a language file. So I had to come up with symbols.
Is the following symbol more clear?

:| |:

I will change the design of the symbol if there is a better one.

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:52 am
by quentin
quick question, is the new rendering on the post based on a different stylesheet or a completely different template ? Because if only the stylesheet changes, there is one specific way of including the css file that will have the browser use it automatically whenever the page is printed, which makes it useless to have a completely duplicate page set up.

Quentin

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:59 pm
by Svyatozar
Hello!
quentin wrote: quick question, is the new rendering on the post based on a different stylesheet or a completely different template ? Because if only the stylesheet changes, there is one specific way of including the css file that will have the browser use it automatically whenever the page is printed, which makes it useless to have a completely duplicate page set up.
Not sure what is that you want to say. If you look at printertopic_body.tpl and printer_header.tpl you will see that one provides a template and the other provides style. Is there a conflict with other mods, or what?

Have fun!

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 9:19 am
by KakenBetaal
Svyatozar wrote: Hello!
Rufnex wrote: Can anyone explain me, what the

Code: Select all

:|=|:
link are for? It puts a new querypart in the topic-view (msgcount=-10000). I've absolutly no idea what it is for ;o)
I wanted to keep the mod international without modifying a language file. So I had to come up with symbols.
Is the following symbol more clear?

:| |:

I will change the design of the symbol if there is a better one.


Cool, but you still haven't explained what that symbol is for. What is its purpose?

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:45 pm
by finlay
The symbol :|=|: appears to send the user back to page one ... presumably in case one is paging through a topic with a large number of pages ... but I'm not really sure of its actual value to the mod

On the printer-friendly page the symbol O_o appears to be the input button which allows the user to input a range of messages to be displayed on the page.

Some clarification here would be really useful. Perhaps a few words of instructions that Users can then paste into FAQs for their visitors.

Good Mod though ... thanks a lot

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:47 pm
by Svyatozar
It removes pagination by making number of messages per page very large. I made it look like a roll of conputer paper. Maybe this symbol is better:
:| |:
what do you think?
And the button, I mad it look like tape-recorder so to picture rewind and fast forward. I see the meaning of the button is more obvious...

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:48 am
by KakenBetaal
This item in pagination seems to be the same as clicking on page 1.

:|=|:

May as well remove it then, IMO, unless I've missed something?

The button O_o seems to be a "Go" button since takes the contents of the pages boxes and then displays those pages requested.